5 Reasons To Live In Bradford

Thinking about relocating to Bradford? You’d be a fool not to. The city has a multicultural buzz about it, without losing its sense of community. It also covers the charming towns and villages of Keighley, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley, Haworth, Silsden, Queensbury, Thornton and Denholme.

Plus, a recent ONS survey found that despite it receiving negative press, Bradford has the highest levels of satisfaction among residents than anywhere else in West Yorkshire.

At Accent Housing, we are a housing association with more than 20,000 homes across England. And we have a range of properties available in Bradford and surrounding areas. So, we know a thing or two about the area.

In this blog, we’re going to outline 5 reasons why you should relocate to Bradford.


If you are looking for an affordable home to rent or buy, Bradford is the place to be. It is renowned for its genuine affordability. Whether you’re a singleton looking to get a foot on the property ladder, or a family looking for a quality home that won’t break the bank, there will be something available in Bradford.

If you would like to find an affordable home, but you’re not comfortable with the insecurity of renting from a private landlord, try Accent Housing. We regularly have homes available throughout Bradford. You can search for a home in Bradford using our Search Function.


Bradford is ideally situated in between two fantastic cities; Leeds and Manchester. Leeds is less than a thirty-minute drive away and is just 20 minutes on the train. And you can get to Manchester in less than an hour.

This proximity to these two bustling cities means there’s never a shortage of jobs. You can build your career at a firm in the city whilst still enjoying the affordability of Bradford.

Plus, if you love to spend time in the hustle and bustle of the city, but don’t want to raise children there, then Bradford gives you the best of both worlds.

Abundance Of Things To Do

Did you know that Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City Of Film? It’s also the UK’s Curry Capital. Aside from the wide choice of Asian cuisine, the city is home to a choice of cafes, cocktail bars and more.

This up and coming city is bursting with things to do. We can assure you, there will never be a boring day in Bradford.

If the arts are your cup of tea, you can enjoy a show at St George’s Hall, the oldest concert hall still in use in the UK, or head to Alhambra Palace theatre, one of the finest theatres in the UK.

Explore Bradford’s history at the industrial museum or enjoy a family trip to the National Science and Media Museum, complete with a magnificent IMAX theatre.

Outside of the city centre, you can walk in the footsteps of the famous Bronte sisters in the beautiful cobbled village of Howarth. Or you can take a trip to the charming mill town of Saltaire.

Good Schools

If you are planning on raising children in Bradford, you will be pleased to know that the area has plenty of fantastic schools. Aside from a choice of primary and secondary schools, there is a range of nurseries, colleges and sixth forms.

It is also home to the University of Bradford and is within commuting distance of universities in Leeds, Huddersfield, Salford and Manchester.

There is a number of schools in the Bradford area that have been deemed “Outstanding” by education regulator Ofsted. The area also has a small selection of fantastic SEN schools.

Find out more about the best schools in Bradford here.

Great Outdoors

Even though Bradford is located between two bustling cities, there is still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Just past the outskirts of the city, you’ll find the world-famous Ilkley Moors or the rolling moors above Howarth. If you’re a fan of rambling, cycling, hiking or just like to go on huge walks with the dog and kids, you’ll love Bradford.

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